A Curriculum For Excellence – Celebrating Wider Achievement

Congratulations to Jemima Harrison, P5a, on her winning entry in Edinburgh Leisure’s writing competition. Jemima will attend the Royal Commonwealth Pool opening ceremony and enjoy a swim in the wonderful new pool.
Donald McDonald, Headteacher at James Gillespie’s High School, contacted Sciennes to share the good news that the chess team had reached the last 16 of a UK tournament and former Sciennes pupils – Sam Gregory, Captiva Mills, Rishi Pandya and Jamie Underwood were very ably representing the high school. He recognised the superb support and encouragement of the Sciennes Chess Club.
Holly McCluskey P3b, James Beeston P5a and Anna Wilson P6c represented the Pupil Council and contributed to the DHT recruitment and selection procedure. They met candidates and provided an interesting tour of school. On the interview day, all involved commented on their confidence and good manners, answering questions and presenting such a positive view of Sciennes. Prior to the process, Ms. McGhee helped them develop a very good understanding of procedures and this certainly contributed to Holly, James and Anna’s excellent involvement.